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Steamed Cod, Fall Salad and Crispy Bacon Bits

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The Colors of Autumn It’s amazing how your brain works.  Memories can be evoked in an instant when you least expect it.  The colors of autumn.  That’s what Oli’s beetroot and potato salad reminded me of.  The cod fish reminded me … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Icelandic Flatbread

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  Remembering and Sharing Traditions This post is written in honor of Oli’s grandparents, Arndís Jónsdóttir and Sigurður Steindórsson and their daughters Ása and Sigurlaug. My grandparents owned a farm called Hjalli (Hillside) about 25 minutes east of Reykjavik in a region called Ölfus.  In addition … Continue reading

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Raspberry Soufflé

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  Back to Basics One never becomes a good cook or chef without mastering the basics. I love to cook.  I especially enjoy the challenge of learning new techniques whether for making a stew or baking a pie.  Composing and … Continue reading

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Blackberry Port Wine Jelly Roll

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  Twofers Two food philosophies by which I live are:  Chocolate cures everything.  When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  Our post today offers you this culinary twofer:  When life gives you blackberries, make blackberry jam, spread that jam over a light, … Continue reading

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Blackberry Port Wine Jam

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Here’s an easy recipe that resulted from one of Oli’s berry picking marathons.  (Life is good when you can just walk out of your front door and pick these luscious little drops.)  Port wine adds a nice depth and richness that nicely … Continue reading

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Salmon en Papillote

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 It’s in the Bag It’s healthy, good for you, easy to make, no muss, no fuss, no clean up, and oh so luscious.  Just package it up, toss it on the grill or pop it in the oven, pour yourself … Continue reading

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Hush Puppies

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     A Southern Treat in Scandinavia Today we start this post with a confession.  We were set to share a summertime salmon recipe, but Oli got nostalgic for a southern snack.  Over the years, my friends and I have … Continue reading

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Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles

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      It’s That Time Again Oli’s taking a break this week and I want to play.  Anyone up for a guessing game?  Go ahead.  It’s good for your brain and this one is easy. *I’m a member of … Continue reading

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